Daily Life In Damascus, Syria 2010-2012

Children dancing and playing outside of Umayyad Mosque in Damascus / 2012

 

Photographer Hussein Haddad is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this street photography essay.  These images are from his project ‘Damascus The Body‘. To see Hussein’s gallery of photographs click on any image.

 

Famous place for sale popular dishes (bean and chickpea) in Damascus. 2010-02-17

Famous place for beans and chickpeas
Damascus. 2010-02-17

 

An old habit that most of people put the blankets and sheets under the sun every now and then in the end of winter. Damascus 2010-01-12

Now and then in the end of winter, people put their blankets and sheets to air out and get sun . Damascus 2010-01-12

 

 

One of the streets of Old Damascus, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. 2010/02/04

Old Damascus, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. 2010/02/04

 

Differences between old buildings and new buildings. Syrian government ignored the restoration of old houses and destroyed it, which owns a Special aesthetics. Damascus 2010/01/03

Syrian government prefers to demolish old homes instead of restoring them. The combination of old and new buildings  gives special aesthetics. Damascus 2010/01/03

 

Ritual waitChildren are waiting for the end of their grandmother prepare delicacies popular dishes which is called (Grapes Leaves-Dolma) 2010-02-03

Ritual wait
Children are waiting while their grandmother prepares a popular delicacie called ‘Grapes Leaves-Dolma’
2010-02-03

 

Child labor A construction worker at the break on one of the walls of the old buildings in Old Damascus area. 2012

Child labor
A construction worker taking a break
Walls of an old building in Old Damascus area, 2012

 

Two girls returning from school. Damascus 2010-01-17

Two girls returning from school. Damascus 2010-01-17

 

Old deserted balcony, overlooking the Barada River in Damascus. 2010-01-09

Old deserted balcony, overlooking the Barada River in Damascus. 2010-01-09

 

Children trying to absorb the city in a Damascus' commercial neighborhoods, 2010-02-05

Children trying to absorb the city in a Damascus’ commercial neighborhoods,
2010-02-05

 

Artificial model in the other side of shop in Damascus where the the seller marketed the prayer clothes for Muslims. 2010-01-22

Mannequin placed across street from a Damascus shop that sells prayer clothing for Muslims. 2010-01-22

 

Alley of Hammam Al-Wared is one of the streets of Sarooja area, someone wrote on its walls "The Street is Closed". Damascus 2010-01-05

Alley of Hammam Al-Wared is one of the streets of Sarooja area, someone wrote on its walls “The Street is Closed”. Damascus 2010-01-05

 

The second day of the New Year in 2010, where people are waiting for the new fortunes of the lottery paper. Damascus 2010-01-02

People are hoping for new fortunes from the lottery in the second day of the New Year in 2010 Damascus

 

An old man walks at lunchtime, where this commercial street is full of life at other times. 2010-01-15

An old man enjoys a quiet walk at lunchtime.  At other times this commercial street is full of life. 2010-01-15

 

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Damascus, Syria

By Hussein Haddad

 


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